Brady Campaign in fallback position
Their president, Paul Helmke, writes in today's Huffington Post:
"Thus, the Parker court concludes, "the right in question is individual.
The court, however, simply obscured the real issue. There is no question that the Second Amendment guarantees a right to "the people" -- that much is clear from the text. The issue is: What right does the Second Amendment grant to the people? Is it the right to possess and use guns for private purposes like hunting or self-defense, as asserted by the Parker majority, or rather the right to be armed for purposes related only to service in a government-organized militia?"
They've gone from collective rights ("it's a right of the State") to the fallback of sophisticated collective rights.
How big a retreat is this? Well, their 2003 amicus brief at the District Court (pdf file) argued, for example, "By this action, Plaintiffs seek to contest long-settle precedent that construes the Second Amendment of the U.S. Constitution as protecting only the ability of the States to maintain a "well-regulated Militia." (p. 2), "The vast majority of courts have interpeted Miller as a rejection of any individual right to bear arms under the U.S. Constitution," (p. 7) and "The Framers of the Constitution did not intend to create an individual right to bear arms." (p. 12)/ They cited pure collective rights cases (pp. 8-10).
Yep, it's a big retreat.